Story by: Maggie Roetker on November 13, 2019
The Snow Ball, one of the largest annual fundraisers for Norton Children’s Hospital, will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Omni Louisville Hotel. This black tie event is now in its 30th year and, with its nearly 1,000 guests, often is referred to as the city’s kickoff to the holiday season.
As guests arrive, they’ll be greeted by sounds from Louisville Youth Choir and ushered into the Omni by the Louisville Ballet Snowflakes. They’ll travel up to the second floor, where they’ll enjoy Heaven Hill specialty cocktails and a luxury silent auction.
In the dining room, guests will enjoy a five-course gourmet meal by Executive Chef Javier Ortiz, whose creations this year will feature a beet carpaccio salad, vegan cauliflower bisque, passion fruit sorbet intermezzo, hickory rubbed steak, poached sea bass and a specialty dessert developed only for the Snow Ball.
Dinner music will be provided by the Bruce Morrow Quartet and after-dinner dancing to Endless Summer Band out of Indianapolis. The event also will include the drawing for the Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle at 9 p.m.
The Snow Ball is sponsored by Konica Minolta and Bee Line Courier Service, and is part of the Festival of Trees & Lights, presented by Republic Bank. Honorary chairs for 2019 are Mr. and Mrs. Louie Seger, owners of Bee Line Courier Service.
Presented by Konica Minolta
30th anniversary sponsor Bee Line Courier Service
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019
6 p.m. to midnight
Omni Louisville Hotel
Money raised at the event will benefit the more than 185,000 children who seek care at Norton Children’s Hospital and its affiliated facilities each year. As Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, Norton Children’s Hospital, along with its predecessor hospitals, have cared for childrenfor more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay.
Norton Children’s Hospital and its sister facilities rely on support from the community through the Children’s Hospital Foundation to advance programs and services, facility enhancement, equipment and research.
In the 30-year history of Snow Ball and Festival of Trees & Lights, hundreds of volunteers and members of the community have helped the events raise nearly $9.4 million to support Norton Children’s.